Class 8- Year 3

Welcome to Class 8!

Class teacher: Mr Hewitt

Teaching Assistant: Miss Robinson

The children in Class 8 have settled into Year 3 brilliantly and have really impressed Mr Hewitt, Miss Robinson and Mrs Coates with their lovely manners and excellent attitudes to learning! They have shown that they are ready for the magical journey Year 3 has to offer.   

Our current topic is ‘The Rainforest’ which links in excellently with our courageous advocate: Greta Thunberg. The children have already shown that they have a great understanding of global warming and the impact and importance bees have on climate change.

In English, we will be learning about the rainforest in a variety of cross-curricular contexts including writing kenning poems, ‘Just So’ stories, diary entries from the perspective of rainforest animals, dilemma stories based on The Great Kapok Tree, interviews with different creatures and non-chronological reports about rainforest tribes. The children in Year 3 are amazing readers and this will develop as we work on fluency and reading skills across the year.

This term in maths, we are going to deepen our understanding of place value as well as learning formal methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will be developing our knowledge of properties of 2D shapes and applying this in a variety of reasoning and problem-solving questions. As part of our learning on statistics, Year 3 will be working on interpreting and representing data using tally charts and tables.

Our science lessons will be all about plants this term. The children ended Year 2 learning about plants and their development as well as what allows them to grow. Children will plant and care for their own seeds as well as conducting lots of investigations on what plants need to survive.

In PE, we will be focusing on communication and tactics with Luke and Olly as well as attending weekly gymnastics lessons.  

Year 3’s weekly RE sessions will focus on The Creation Story and what it means to follow God. Children will also take part in weekly worships, this may be in class, in assembly or as a whole school. This will be recorded in the collective worship floor book.

We are very excited that Mrs Bradley will be teaching ukulele lessons to Year 3 each, every Thursday.

In French lessons, we will be looking at France and other French speaking countries as well as how to say our name, how we are feeling, colours, numbers and action verbs.

Our class homework will be sent out each Friday on eSchools website.

Year 3 Curriculum Overview

What’s been happening in Class 8?

Our learning journey in Year 3 begins!